During each of her last two campaigns for the United States Senate, first against the outspoken conservative Bruce Herschenson and then against the mild-mannered moderate Matt Fong, Barbara Boxer depicted her opponent as an extremist out of touch with mainstream American voters and their values. Her television ads have already begun characterizing her current opponent, Carly Fiorina, as “too extreme” for California. However, a review of votes cast by Mrs. Boxer in the Senate and of recent poll results indicates that it is she who has moved far from the views of most Americans.
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